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Pest, disease and weed management tips at winter wheat meeting in Kentucky

Specialists with the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will present timely information related to the 2012 wheat production year during their winter meeting from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CST Jan. 10 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville.

The UK College of Agriculture specialists will give presentations on the following topics: row spacing, variety testing, a climate change project, remote sensing for variable rate nitrogen applications, barley yellow dwarf virus, nutrient survey of winter wheat tissue, invasive stink bugs, herbicide-resistant weeds and the 2012 farm bill. In addition, Phil Needham from Needham Ag Technologies will discuss fungicide application technologies.

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association will provide lunch.

Pesticide applicator continuing education units are available for three general hours and one specific hour in categories 1A, 10, 12 and 14. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors are available in the following categories: one in nutrient management, one in crop management, 1.5 in integrated pest management and 0.5 in professional development.

Preregistration is not required. For more information, contact Dottie Call, UK Wheat Science Group coordinator at 270-365-7451, ext. 234 or email dcall@uky.edu.

Written by: Katie Pratt, 859-257-8774

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